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2019 Opening Day Wild Boars Squad

Colin Minner #18 Boars Offensive Player of the Game Split DH 2 for 2 with 6 RBIs Triple and a double

Zac Carey Boars Offensive Player of the Game #2 8/11/19

Zac Carey Winner 8/11/19 Boars First Perfect Game winner 5 IP, 8' K's, 0 Runs

2019 Mid Season Team Photo

Matt Seibert #11 Offensive and Defensive Player of Game 8/11/19 Game #1 and #2

Sid Srinivasan #3 winner game 2, 8/11/19 6-IP, 2 K's

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Lucas and Dobbins combine in Season Finale Win

By Joe Cantrell 08/20/2019, 8:30pm EDT

Boars win final game in 2019 Season

Kettering Field, Dayton Ohio,  August 18, 2019

The Wild Boars closed out the season with a win to move to 19 and 5 in the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League, by defeating the Dayton Cardinals at Kettering Field on Sunday. 

The Boars sent veteran pitcher Brandon Lucas, fresh from his vacation schedule to face the Cardinals.  The Cardinals top draft pick Josh Knox sliced a single, in the 1st inning that just got past  left fielder Sean Johnson allowing Knox to advance to 2nd and the Cardinals were threatening early. The threat ended on a ground ball to short fielded by Markus Hall with a flip to 1st, and then a pop up also fielded by Hall for the 3rd out. 

The Cardinals countered with their own veteran pitcher, in Josh Cvetkovich, But after a walk to S. Johnson, and  Markus Hall, Jimmy Herold  reached on an error, after Johnson swiped 2nd and 3rd.  Then Gary North reached on another BB, and Colin Minner brought in 2 runs with a single. Brian Erbe was HBP,  and Jacob Greve drove in a run with a single, Conner Morris had an RBI single and Sean Johnson drove in 2 with a single, in his 2nd at bat in the 1st. Hall hit a double and later scored. In all the Boars sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 11 runs. 

The Cardinals added 1 run in the 2nd when Alex Schulke hit a single and was brought home on a FC.  The Boars lead was 11 to 1 and both Pitchers had settled. The Cardinals made a pitching change to Thomas Henry and he was able to put the Boars in check till the 5th. 

Lucas was in control of everything but his curve, which was sailing to the backstop at times. but was still able to get through the 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th with no runs, and just a couple hits, while the Boars defense took care of plays.  

In the Boars 5th, Jacob Greve was walked and then stole 2nd, and was driven home by Dylan Pletsch hitting a double to the gap and collecting the RBI.  Pletsch stole 3rd but did not make it home.  

The 6th saw the Cards, pop out to 3rd and hit a long fly ball over the Johnson in left but Johnson never lost the ball and ran it down and made the catch over his shoulder.  A ball back to Lucas ended the Cardinal 6th.  The Boars put the final 2 Runs after Hall singled and Herold and North singled, North driving in Hall and Colin Minner driving in Herold on FC for the RBI.

P.J.  Dobbins came on with the Boars leading 14 to 1 and after a pop out to short, a ground ball to 3rd and a diving catch by Pletsch in center, the game was over. The final was the Boars 14 and the Cardinals.

Markus Hall takes the Boars Offensive player of the game with 2 for 3, with 3 runs scored 1- RBI, 1-2B, and 2-SB.

Boars Defensive Player of the game goes to Sean Johnson for the over the shoulder catch and chase down to prevent extra bases.

Lucas went 6 innings, 4-Ks, 1-R, 0-earned. 

Dobbins faced 3 and retired 3.

The Boars Start the playoffs in Xenia Ohio, at AIA at 10 am after finishing the season with a Team Best 19 and 5, record and  in 2nd place in the MVABL.  The Boars will face the Wright Knights in the best of 3 series.


Carey faces minimum against Cardinals, Closes against Redlegs

By Joe Cantrell 08/11/2019, 10:30pm EDT

Carey faces 15 up, sends 15 down in early game of a split DH, Srinivasan gets win in game 2

Split DH Early Game, Carlisle High School, Carlisle Ohio, The home Boars welcomed the Cardinals in game 1 of a split DH. Carey goes for the Perfect game against Cardinals.

Zac Carey faced the minimum batters in the Boars first perfect game, The Boars hot bats came alive and ended the game in 5 innings.  The Cardinals sent 15  batters to the plate all 15 were retired. Carey gets the complete game win facing 15 batters retiring 8 by strikeout, The Boars defense took the rest but not without drama. In the 3rd Brenden Anderson chopped a ball back at the pitcher which glanced off his hand, Carey was able to locate the ball and toss it to Jacob Greve just in time at 1st for the out.  and in the top of the 5th a ball just past Carey's glove dribbled toward short when Boars All Star Short Stop Matt Seibert feilded it off the short hop and threw a bullet to record the final out of the game.

The Boars started scoring in the Home half of the first when Carey reached on a fielders choice and after 2 BB, Colin Minner hit a double to the gap driving in 3 runs. In the 2nd The Boars sent 15 batters to the plate, Colin Minner again drove in 3 runs with a triple,  the Boars scored  11 runs total to lead 14 to 0.

 The final Boars run scored in the 3rd inning to lead 15 to 0, Jacob Greve came in on a single to right,  to put the Boars up 15.

Zac Carey goes 5 Innings complete game, 0 runs, 8 K's 

Colin Minner is Boars Offensive player of the game with a double a Triple and 6 RBI's and 1-BB

Matt Seibert takes Boars Offensive and Defensive player of the game with 2 No hitter saving plays. At the plate Matt went 3 for 4, scoring 2 Runs, 1- double and 4 RBI's and 1- SB.


 Game 2, Middletown Madison, High School,  The Boars then traveled to Middletown Madison to battle the Redlegs.

The visiting Boars scored first when Markus Hall was walked.  Matt Seibert was walked but forced out in a double play attempt but Zac Carey got up the line quick to beat out the throw. Jimmy Herold hit a sac fly to center, tracked down by Jacob Robinson, and Hall tagged and scored. The Redlegs added 1 themselves to tie the game after Matt Morrison doubled and scored.  Game was tied 1 to 1 after 1.

The Boars added a 2nd run after an error allowed Colin Minner to get on and score when Boars pitcher Sid Srinivasan hit his single with an RBI. The Redlegs were silent in the 2nd as Srinivasan, settled in for what was going to be a back and forth game.

Another Boars run in the 3rd when Zac Carey singled, and Jimmy Herold doubled him home.  The Boars lead was 3 to 1 and was short lived as the pesky Redlegs tied the game in the 3rd when Jacob Robinson and Kyle Arend came home to tie it up 3 to 3.

In the 4th Boars pitcher Srinivasan led off with a walk, Markus Hall singled, Matt Seibert walked again,  Zac Carey drove in Srinivasan and Hall, but Seibert pulled into 3rd hobbling. he was lifted for a CR, while he tried stretching it out. His run was scored on a SAC fly by Colin Minner.  and the Boars had stretched a lead to 7 to 3.  The Redlegs went in order in the 4th and the Boars lead was holding.

The 5th inning saw Jacob Cooper walked and Srinivasan drove him in with a double and another RBI. as the Boars increased the lead to 8 to 3, while the Redlegs added 2 more when Morrison and Arend scored 2 runs, to draw to within 3 at Boars 8 and Redlegs 5.

The Boars added another when Zac Carey was walked and and Jacob Greve drove him in with a double. The Boars lead was 9 to 5 and that was the final as neither team scored again. The 7th saw the Boars summon Zac Carey in to close it out and he did. inducing 2 ground balls and 1 K. 

The Boars locked up 2nd place in the Miami Valley Adult Baseball League. The Boars will take on the Cardinals in the season finale next week at 3:00 pm. 

Sid Srinivasan takes the win, 6 innings pitched, 2 K's, 

Zac Carey had 1 innng, 0 runs 1 K

Zac Carey takes Boars Offensive Player of the game 2 for 3,   1- double, 2 RBIs

Matt Seibert took his 2nd Boars  Defensive Player of the game of the day.   

The Scarecrow returns to battle the Machine

By Joe Cantrell 08/04/2019, 10:15pm EDT

Srinivasan returns takes shutout win over Machine

Carlisle High School, Carlisle Ohio August 4th,

As the season starts winding down toward the end, Sid Srinivasan returned from his apprenticeship to re-join the Boars as they head to the playoffs. Standing in the way on this Sunday was the Mad River Machine visiting the 2nd place Boars.

The Machine threatened early as a BB, and a Double from Paul Wilson, sandwiched between the 1st strikeout of the game.Put runners at 2nd and 3rd. But a quick fly out to Colin Minner at 2nd and another K,  held the Machine scoreless.

The Boars threatened with 2 runners of their own after Jimmy Herold, the boars catcher, and a single by J.R. Nixon moved runners into scoring position, with the ever dangerous Sully Minner at the plate, an unusual strikeout looking, ended the Boars threat after 1 inning.

The 2nd and 3rd innings turned out to be more of a pitching match Srinvasan picked up his 3rd strikout of the day to end it after Matt Seibert the Boars shortstop and Jacob Greve the Boars 3rd baseman, recorded assist on the first 2 outs in the 2nd.

The Boars went the same way a base hit by Brandon Lucas, and Colin Minner hit into a double play. Jacob Greve laced a single but Jacob Cooper hit into the 5-3. The 3rd was scoreless as well for both teams.

The 4th inning for the Machine,  brought 2 fly balls to Lucas in right and after a base hit, the 3rd out was recorded at 2nd on the F/C,  The Boars SS Matt Seibert hit a single and stole 2nd, Nixon walked and this time Sully Minner, came through with a double,and the RBI, Colin Minner then cleared the bases with a 2 RBI, Triple. Jacob Greve singled,scoring the younger Minner, then  stole 2nd, and went to 3rd on a Balk. Sean Johnson hit his first single on the day scoring Greve. The Boars led after 4 innings complete 5 to 0.

Srinivasan, dubbed the scarecrow by his teammates, picked up his 4th, and 5th, strikeouts and induced a flyball to Lucas in right. to start the 5th. The Boars went back to offense. Seibert led off again with a single, and Nixon walked again and after 2 Strikeouts the Boars were helped by a few walks and a couple wild pitches which allowed the Boars to add 3 more runs and increase the lead to 8 to the Machine's 0.

The Machine came up in the 6th and after Sully Minner recorded the first out on a sharp grounder to first, Paul Wilson hit a single but left before Srinivasan had gone home and he was able to get him in a 1-3-4-1 pick off and run down taking the tag himself. He then recorded the 6th strikeout of the game.

The Boars added 5 more runs in the 6th, Jimmy Herold singled Matt Seibert, walked and this time both were driven in by J.R. Nixon, with his 2nd single along  with 2 RBI's.  S Minner walked and the elder Minner was again driven home by the younger Minner in  with a single. Both Nixon and Minner were brought home by Jacob Greve on his 2nd single in the game with 2 RBI's. The Boars lead was 13 to 0 and that's exactly how it finished after Srinivasan picked up his 7th K in the 7th.

Sid Srinivasan pitched a complete game 7 innings allowing 5 hits, 3-BB and 7-k's with 0 runs.

Seibert and Colin Minner take Boars Offensive Player of the Game, Matt Seibert was 2 for 3 with a single a double, 3- runs scored, and 1- BB and 1 SB.                                                                                                        Colin Minner was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's, 3 runs scored, 1 single,  1 triple,  1 BB and 1 SB.

Boars Defensive Player of the game was Jacob Geve 3rd base.

The Wild Boars return to Carlisle and look to lock up 2nd place in the MVABL standings, with a win against the Cardinals at 11:00 am and then travel to Middletown Madison to battle the Redlegs at 3:00pm  Come out and see the Boars in a split DH on Sunday  

Boars Return to Howell to take on Cardinals

By Joe Cantrell 07/21/2019, 7:45am EDT

Greve earns first win on season

Howell Field, Dayton Ohio July 21, 2019

The Wild Boars returned to Howell Field Sunday to meet the Cardinals for the 1st time this season. The Cardinals were home team in the game while the Boars still having members on vacation leave managed to get most of the infield in tact.

The visiting Boars managed 1 run in the 1st as lead off hitter Sean Johnson struck out but made it to first base when the 3rd strike scooted away from the Cardinals catcher.  Johnson quickly stole 2nd then swiped 3rd, he reached home on Zac Carey's infield batted ball.

Gary North retired the Cardinals with some help of a double play, after a BB and a K a ball hit to Boars SS Matt Seibert started the 6-4-3 double play.

The 2nd saw the Boars add 2 runs, Brian Erbe was walked and Matt Seibert got a base hit,  Colin Minner had an RBI sac fly to center. and Seibert came home on a W/P.  Boars were leading 3 to 0. The Cardinals went down in order after a strikeout and 2 ground balls.

Zac Carey led off the 3rd stole 2nd then went 3rd on a W/P to the back stop. He then scored on the single by Jimmy Herold the boars catcher.  The Cardinals put 2 runs up after back to back singles by Brendon and Matt Anderson who both scored. The Boars lead was cut to 2, but still led 4 to 2.

The Boars then added a run in the 4th from Colin Minner who moved up on the sac bunt by Jacob Cooper, J.R Nixon fresh from his trip around Europe drove Minner in with an RBI single.  Boars lead was 5 to 2. The Cardinals again put up a run off a double and score from Josh Chetkovitch.  and the Boars lead was again down to 2, 5 to 3. 

In the 5th Carey continued his hitting streak with another single and again a stolen base, again scoring on Jimmy Herolds 2nd RBI single on the day. Boars again pulled ahead by 3 6 to 3. While the Cardinals now were set to face relief pitcher Jacob Greve. Greve was a little shaky in the 5th bases were loaded but after a relaxing breath managed to get out of the inning without giving up a run. Greve in the 6th and 7th had relaxed and retired the Cardinals in order striking out the last 2 in the 7th. 

The Boars scored no runs in the 6th, and 1 in the 7th off the walk of Dylan Pletsch who stole 2nd and 3rd and was driven in by Carey.  The Score Boars 7 Cardinals 3.

 In the 8th both teams scored the final runs of the game The Boars added 2 in the top. North walked, and scored. Erbe was HBP , Colin Minner drove in a run with a short double, and Conner Morris had a sacrifice fly to left for the RBI. The Boars lead was 9 to 3. The Cardinals added 1 after a walk and an RBI single before the inning ended the Cardinals had again closed the gap.

Zac Carey was brought in to close the game after striking out the 1st batter, a single by the 2nd hitter Carey faced but a ground ball and another strikeout ended the game. The Boars winning 9 to 4.

Jacob Greve takes the win with 3 Innings pitched 1 BB, 3-K's,  0 runs

Zach Carey takes the save 1 inning pitched 2-K's ) runs

Zach Carey takes Boars Offensive Player of the Game, going 5 for 4, with 4 singles 1 RBI and 2-SB

Matt Seibert is the Boars Defensive Player of the Game 5 Assist and 2-PO.


The Boars head to Bellbrook next Sunday to take on the Slammers in a DH come out and see the Boars and Slammers on Sunday July 28, 2019 at 1 and 3:30.   

Boars and Rangers each win one in DH

By Joe Cantrell 07/14/2019, 7:45am EDT

Carey gets 4th win on season

Carlisle High School, Carlisle Ohio July 14th 2019

The boars returned to Carlisle Ohio to battle with the Rangers on Sunday. The Boars Offense went to work by hitting back to back to back doubles from the top 3 Boars batters, Hall, Minner, and Carey each had a double as the Boars scored 2 runs in the 1st. The Rangers quickly matched that with 2 runs of their own and the game was knotted at 2.

 Sully Minner scored the Boars 3rd run off a sac fly to left field from Gary North and the Boars led 3 to 2 in the 3rd inning. Beegle who now had composed himself denied the rangers runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings striking out 6 batters along the way.

But the 6th proved dangerous with the Rangers top of the lineup at the plate.  Nick Gilmore led off with a single and after a pop fly to 3rd for the 1st out and Ben Schooler walking.  A ground ball which usually spells the double play for the Boars turned costly as an unusual  error allowed all runners to be safe. Dominic Kuzujanakis struck a double and the Rangers had a 3 run lead. Joey Wilson came on and was able to retire 2 batters needed to stop the Rangers but the damage was done.

The Boars made the attempt to come back but the bats were still just off. Carey led off with a double and when Joey Wilson was hit by a pitch the runners were there. The final 2 hitters grounded out and the Rangers won 6 to 3.

Brandon Beegle took the loss pitching 5 1/3 with 6 K's, 4 BB, 1 HBP , 3 earned runs.

Zac Carey did manage Boars Offensive Player of the game going 3 for 3, with 1 RBI, and 1-2/B, 1 BB.

After a brief intermission with lunch provided by Nick Gilmore's family  who really, I cannot say enough about. Nicks dad cooked hot dogs on a hot July day and not just for the Rangers players, but for both teams, and the umpires. I cannot remember a game where I have not seen Nick without either his Dad, or his Grandmother or Grandfather. They have always been kind and respectful even when we were having not such great years. They always had considerate words of encouragement to say. Nick Gilmore and his family are what makes the MVABL a great place to play, it is family even though we are competitors we are all one family and we owe the Gilmore's our thanks for all they are, and do.

Game 2 saw the Boars going back as the Home team after Zac Carey now on the mound, retired the Rangers in order striking out 2.

The Boars bats woke up and woke up big, The Boars sent the lineup to the plate in the 1st scoring 7 times, Hall was walked, Minner singled, and Carey doubled driving in a run, Herold and North were both on when Brian Erbe launched a shot to left field landing on the softball field behind the baseball field and picking up hist 1st HR and 3 RBI's. Colin Minner singled and scored the final run in the frame when Brandon Beegle singled him home. and the Boars led 7 to 0.

Carey struck out 2 more in the 2nd as the Rangers were retired again. The Boars picked back up where the 1st had ended. Scoring 5 more runs in the 2nd. New Rookie Jacob Arthur picked up a double and an RBI his first hit of the day. 

Carey in the 3rd again was striking out batters in pairs as the Rangers batters were sent down.  The Boars scratched a run across after Sully Minner doubled and was brought home by Zac Carey's 2nd double of the game driving in another to help his cause. Boars were leading after 3 innings by a score of 13 to 0.

In the Ranger 4th after a fly ball to Markus Hall at short, singles by Nick Gilmore and Pederson, and Ben Schooler netted a couple runs from a single by Domininc Kuzujanakis, and the Rangers had scored twice. Carey was able to get his 2 strikeouts his 7th and 8th on the day.

The Boars in the bottom the 4th quickly reclaimed the 2 runs and added a 3rd.  from a 2 Run RBI from Markus Hall. The Boars were still holding strong with the lead 16 to 2 over the Rangers.

Carey struck out the Rangers hitters in order in the 5th for his 11th on the day. The Boars had finished scoring on the day the 5th and 6th went by while the Rangers managed a run in the 6th and one in the 7th to draw the score to 16 to 4,  but Carey managed his 12th and 13th strike outs,  but on the 13th the ball scooted away from catcher Gary North allowing the runner on. With one out Nick Gilmore grounded to 3rd baseman Brian Erbe, breaking his bat, Erbe threw Gilmore out for the 2nd out,  when the runner on 2nd tried for 3rd Jimmy Herold,  playing 1st delivered the perfect throw and the 3rd out was recorded giving the boars the win.

Zac Carey took his 4th win on the season with 7 IP, 13 k's, 1 BB, 2 earned.

Zac Carey took Boars Offensive Player of the Game going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's and 2 Doubles.

Boars Defensive Player of the Game Jimmy Herold for the 5 to 3 to 5  double play with a HM to Brian Erbe for the tag.


Boars return to Howell to take on the Cardinals on Sunday July 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm come out and catch a game.   

W/L Record

Year Wins Losses
2018 12 13
2017 10 14
2016 6 16
2015 1 25


Year Players
2019 Joe Cantrell Mgr. Sully Minner, Markus Hall, Matt Seibert, Jimmy Herold, Colin Minner, Gary North, Zac Carey, Sean Johnson (CNP)
2018 Thomas Troy, Jimmy Herold, Dylan Pletsch, Sully Minner, Brandon Lucas, Markus Hall
2017 Grant Mink, Meade Tabata, Joey Wilson
2016 Brandon Lucas, Doug Adkins, Zach Carroll
2015 Travis Knight, Eric Nelson

League Honors

Year Player Award
2018 Joe Cantrell 2018 Coach of the Year
2018 Dylan Pletsch All MVABL 1st Team OF
2018 Markus Hall All MVABL 2nd Team SS
2018 James Jimmy Herold All MVABL 2nd Team Catcher
2017 Meade Tabata All MVABL 2nd team Catcher
2016 Brandon Lucas Draft Pick of The Year